Synology DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB

MX68981 DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB
MX68981 DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB MX68981 DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB MX68981 DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB MX68981 DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB

Product Info

DiskStation DS418 – All-Around Storage Solution Optimized to Safeguard Your Data

Powerful 4-bay NAS for Home and Office Users

Designed for home and office use, the DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology allows users to share and synchronize files across multiple devices and public cloud storage services from virtually anywhere, while also helping to boost work productivity enhance team collaboration, and engage in real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding. It is equipped with four drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. Using its four drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 user accounts and 200 concurrent connections.

The DS418 runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is a 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core and its 2GB of DDR4 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed.

The NAS is capable of achieving sequential read speeds of up to 226 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 170 MB/s, while a dedicated hardware transcoding engine can transcode 10-bit 4K H.265 video on-the-fly. Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network and support link aggregation and failover. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications. Using the integrated 4K multimedia server on the DS418, Video Station and DS video can be used to convert and play 4K videos from most computers, mobile devices and other media players that don't support Ultra HD formats.

  • 1.4GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core CPU
  • 2GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • Ultra performance: 226 MB/s Sequential reading, 170 MB/s Sequential writing
  • Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD


Versatile NAS Server for Centralized File Storage and Real-time 4K H.265 Video Transcoding

Synology DS418 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed, large storage volume management, and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly.

Synchronize Files Across Your Devices

Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices and other Synology NAS. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.

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Real-time Collaboration on Your Private Cloud

Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of public clouds with the data privacy and security guaranteed by private clouds. It allows you to work seamlessly together on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS418 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding. With Video Station and DS video, you can convert and play 4K videos from any computer, mobile device, or other media players that don't support Ultra HD formats.

Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) Technology

Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.

Easy File Access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device with no additional charge.

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station - Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Desktop Backup - Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration - Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

DSM UI - Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security - Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia - Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.


Product Synology DiskStation 4-Bay NAS, 2 GB
Part Number DS418
CPU Realtek RTD1296 (64-bit)
Quad Core 1.4GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
System Memory 2 GB DDR4
Drive Bay(s) 4
Compatible Drive Type 3.5" SATA HDD
Max Internal Raw Capacity 48TB (12TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Max Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive Yes
External Ports 2 x RJ-45 1GbE LAN ports (w/ Link Aggregation / Failover support)
2 x USB 3.0 ports
eSATA Port(s) N/A
File System

Internal Drives:

External Drives:
exFAT (exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center)

System Fan 2 x 92x92mm fans
Fan Speed Mode Full-speed Mode, Cool Mode, Quiet Mode
Noise Level 20.9 dB(A)
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators Yes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 90W AC adapter
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 26.49W (Access)
8.78W (HDD Hibernation)
Temperature Operating: 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage: -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification FCC Class B
CE Class B
BSMI Class B
Environment RoHS compliant
Dimensions (WxHxD) 199 x 166 x 223 mm
Weight 2.28 kg

Package Contents

  • Synology DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS, 2GB
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Cables
  • Quick Installation Guide